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Seems it still needs some work, but looks good.

 

I like the added transperancy setting with the slider now, brings back the glass aero effect in W8.1.1 :-)

 

A couple programs don't seem to run right when clicking the program icon, ie Quicken keeps sayin it needs administrator rights, well I am the admin, even selecting "run as admin" still brings up the box. it does run OK after clicking through the info popup. ,TurboTax did the same, but setting it to run as admin fixed that one. I ended up pinning the Quicken icon to the task bar, and it runs OK. I know its OK cause in any other start menu all run OK.

 

So its "beta" and wil need to be looked at is all. (this is the latest beta)

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re installed 1.6 just now to see if Quicken and Turbotax are the same, well they both run OK when clicking the icons in the programs listing.without having to run as admin. Quicken didn't run right even when run as admon in this beta version.

 

But now I don't see any program icons on the main list ie opened programs. Also seems a lot of programs are not even seen in the programs listing that are installed.

 

I'll re install the beta again just to try again.

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re installed beta, and the same problem exists with these 2 programs. Some reason this beta isn't seeing the proper settings like in 1.6 And the programs listing is still the same. Also under the computer C drive the programs data folder isn't even listed.

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Hi HOODY,

 

Welcom to IObit Forum, and thanks for your feedback.

 

Please follow the steps below to help us check the issue.

 

Please download the file setup.exe from the link here:

http://wikisend.com/download/105424/setup.exe

 

Then double click it to install it to check whether the issue appears again or not.

 

If the issue appears again, please send us the file SM_Services_Log.txt under the installation of Start Menu 8 for further checking.

 

Thanks for your time. Merry Christmas!

 

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Hi HOODY,

 

Welcom to IObit Forum, and thanks for your feedback.

 

Please follow the steps below to help us check the issue.

 

Please download the file setup.exe from the link here:

http://wikisend.com/download/105424/setup.exe

 

Then double click it to install it to check whether the issue appears again or not.

 

If the issue appears again, please send us the file SM_Services_Log.txt under the installation of Start Menu 8 for further checking.

 

Thanks for your time. Merry Christmas!

 

Will Do ...... btw: I use several of your software titles.

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OK well sorry to say that only one of those issues worked, I could open Turbo tax without using the "run as admin" this time, but the other issues still exist. Recycle bin still not pinned to start, right clicking files from a list still not bringing up the menus, and Quicken still complaining about being signed ina s admin, even using "run as admin".

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OK well sorry to say that only one of those issues worked, I could open Turbo tax without using the "run as admin" this time, but the other issues still exist. Recycle bin still not pinned to start, right clicking files from a list still not bringing up the menus, and Quicken still complaining about being signed ina s admin, even using "run as admin".

 

Tried to attach the file several times, does not want to be added for some reason.

 

here is the contents

 

2014-12-19 10:14:37:787 SMServer: Server Success

2014-12-19 10:15:10:221 GetAdminProcessToken return 1012

2014-12-19 10:15:36:052 GetAdminProcessToken return 980

2014-12-19 10:19:37:914 GetAdminProcessToken return 948

 

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Well I'm not sure just what the problem was, or if it was related to this beta software, but after messing around with this, I found my WIFI was not connecting anymore, that Turbotax program wasn't able to properly install the last updates either, even connected using my Ethernet cable. I went round and round all day with my ISP provider, and ended up just having them send me a new modem. I tried all kinds of stuff, but to no avail, ended up restoring my system from a Dec 9th image backup, "before" all this and am back working as usual. So won't be trying out any more of these beta's, I'll look for a final, and only after a full image will I re try it.

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Hi HOODY,

 

For the issue about administrator rights, if you right click a program in Start Menu to choose "Run as administrator", it is normal to pop up the window about administrator rights.

 

For the issue about "Recycle bin still not pinned to start", currently Start Menu 8 does not support it.

 

For the issue about "right clicking files from a list still not bringing up the menus", we're not clear about your meaning. Please provide us more details or related screenshots so that we can further look into it.

 

For the issue about WIFI, our program Start Menu 8 will not cause this problem. Have you used any other optimization programs?

 

Thanks for your time.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

 

 

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Well I'm not sure just what the problem was, or if it was related to this beta software, but after messing around with this, I found my WIFI was not connecting anymore, that Turbotax program wasn't able to properly install the last updates either, even connected using my Ethernet cable. I went round and round all day with my ISP provider, and ended up just having them send me a new modem. I tried all kinds of stuff, but to no avail, ended up restoring my system from a Dec 9th image backup, "before" all this and am back working as usual. So won't be trying out any more of these beta's, I'll look for a final, and only after a full image will I re try it.

 

As for the Admin right deal, I know how to run a program with that, I was talking about the Quicken program giving me a popup when I just run it as usual about needing admin rights, I am the admin, and have even set the security settings with "everyone", and it still complains with the box, this is a quicken program box, not the usual admin box in windows. This program runs fine with any other start menu. Turbotax also has a problem running when just clicking the icon, only way it runs is to do the right click run as admin, or set it to run as admin in properties, this is not required with other start menus.

 

The right clicking on a folder to bring up the files within that folder is what I'm talking about, in windows explorer right clicking a file will bring up a menu, with several options, ie move to, properties, scan with, open with, ect, ect.

 

I thought the windows recycle bin is supposed to show up as a pinned item on a start menu?

 

As for the WIFI getting hosed, I can't say exactly what went down on that issue, so I can't say much more, like I said it was after messing around with trying to get your startmenu to open turbotax and do the usual update, it wouldn't, and only after a reinstall of a bacfkup image prior to the startmenu did it get back right. so who knows.

 

For now I decided to wait for the final product, before I attempt to use start menu 8 again, I said I liked the looks of the program, and the aero glass effect possible in w8.1.1 using the transparent slider, I also like the blue color when using the W7 style, but can't use it until all programs run without problems again, also not all installed programs seem to be in the listing, several programs are missing when clicking on "programs" .

 

Happy holidays to you all 2 :)

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trying out the latest version on my W8.1 x64, seems to be working so far OK. I like the way it now can set the transparency, makes it look almost like the AERO effect on W7 :)

 

I have a request, would like to be able to change background colors on the menu that lists the programs, and be able to set the transparency as well, (l like the transparency look on the right side).

 

Its looking better, I my just change to this on a permanent basis from the start menu X I have been using.

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just want to add a clarification to my post #19, I meant to add that if transparency is able to be applied to the left part of the screen, (the side that shows the program icons), I meant if such transparency was doable, that the program icons are not changed, but left alone so as to be seen, like the right screen is when transparency is added, and still shows the writing items.

 

(PS:I tried to do an edit of my post 19, but it kept saying i had a pending edit and wouldn't let me edit it).

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Hi HOODY,

 

If you want to enable the transparency for the left side of start menu, you need to choose Flat Style in the Style settings of Start Menu 8. If you choose Classic Windows 7 Style, only the right side has the transparency effect.

 

If any other question, please let us know.

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